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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on June 30th, 2007
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) – a faction of the European Parliament.

ALDE Campaign on Climate Change

MISSION STATEMENT

While the impact of climate change throughout the world is somewhat difficult to define precisely, the existence of a change in our weather patterns has become increasingly noticeable to many. More and more scientific studies are pointing to pollution and carbon emissions in particular as the most probable cause of the global change in climate. Concrete measures must be taken to reverse the pattern of climate change in order to protect both current and future generations.

ALDE MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) are attempting to do just that by:
ensuring that CO2 emissions are curbed,
using available resources in a more sustainable way,
and, above all, by keeping the door open to those technological changes that are in the pipeline that will enable us to use energy much more efficiently than we currently do.
Reversing the current trend in climate change will not happen unless we involve individuals, the industrial sector and our elected legislators.

As an individual:

How responsibly do you deal with energy consumption? How many appliances do you leave on permanent stand-by ? Do you recycle? Do you only buy super efficient appliances?

Is industry devoting enough resources to R & D for new energy efficient products? How aware is industry of the overall environmental impact of their products?

As for ALDE legislators, our task is to guarantee the best possible legislative framework so that each sector of society (individuals, conurbations, industry) can play its part in moving towards a more sustainable type of existence.

In terms of progressive environmental legislation, the EU is already an acknowledged world leader. Let’s continue the good work on the climate change front so that third countries and other regional blocs can look to us for inspiration.

Each and every one of us can do something about their personal carbon footprint. Start NOW!

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What will you be doing on 1 July at midday?

Unsure?

Worried about unsustainable use of the Earth’s resources?

Just turn off the power for 1 hour and help raise awareness of our collective responsibility to tackle climate change in our everyday lives! ALDE group supports this initiative.

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